North Korea

The United States has seized a North Korean cargo ship, alleging sanctions violations by the country, the Justice Department said Thursday.
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May 09, 2019 - 9:35 pm
By David Shortell and Tammy Kupperman, CNN (CNN) - - The United States has seized a North Korean cargo ship, alleging sanctions violations by the country, the Justice Department said Thursday. The seizure is likely to heighten tensions between the two countries at a time when US efforts to dissuade...
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Waving flag of North Korea
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May 09, 2019 - 1:01 pm
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it has seized a North Korean cargo ship that U.S. officials say was used to transport coal in violation of international sanctions. The Justice Department announced the seizure Thursday of the Wise Honest. The ship was...
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People watch a TV showing file footage of North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 9, 2019.
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May 09, 2019 - 9:35 am
By Kim Tong-Hyung, Hyung-Jim Kim and Foster Klug, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles toward the sea on Thursday, South Korean officials said, its second weapons launch in five days and a possible warning that nuclear disarmament talks...
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The North Korean flags on flagpoles, in Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea
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May 03, 2019 - 10:26 am
ROME (AP) — The United Nations says about 10 million people in North Korea are suffering from "severe food shortages" after the East Asian nation had one of the worst harvests in a decade. The World Food Program said Friday that "unfavorable climatic conditions, limited supplies of agricultural...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's limousine arrives for a wreath-laying ceremony in Vladivostok, Russia, Friday, April 26, 2019.
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April 26, 2019 - 12:54 pm
By Eric Talmadgeg, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — German automaker Daimler, which makes armored limousines used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, says it has no idea where he got them and has no business dealings with the North. Kim has raised eyebrows by using Daimler-branded stretch limousines...
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In this March 16, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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April 26, 2019 - 8:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. did not pay $2 million in medical costs to North Korea in 2017 to get American college student Otto Warmbier released. Warmbier died shortly after he was flown home comatose after 17 months in captivity A former U.S. official told The...
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  The North Korean government presented the United States with a bill for $2 million for the hospital care of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was held as a prisoner by Pyongyang.
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April 25, 2019 - 8:09 pm
By Kylie Atwood, Zachary Cohen and Jeremy Diamond, CNN (CNN) -- The North Korean government presented the United States with a bill for $2 million for the hospital care of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was held as a prisoner by Pyongyang, and insisted the US sign a pledge to pay...
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A man passes by a TV screen showing images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
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April 23, 2019 - 9:56 am
By Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a much-anticipated summit on Thursday, a Kremlin adviser said, putting an end to weeks of speculation about when and where it would take place. Preparations for...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected and directed a "new tactical guided weapons firing test," according to a report from the country's state media.
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April 17, 2019 - 7:54 pm
By Euan McKirdy and Jake Kwon, CNN (CNN) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected and directed a "new tactical guided weapons firing test" Wednesday, according to a report from the country's state media. The report, from news agency KCNA, did not state exactly what kind of weapon was tested,...
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April 12, 2019 - 7:10 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he's open to having a third summit with President Donald Trump if the United States could offer mutually acceptable terms for an agreement by the end of the year. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency on Saturday said Kim'...
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